This new house is located in a pretty village in the north of Northumberland. The large garden borders open countryside to the north and a conservation area and listed building to the east, and so the design was developed to be considerate of this sensitive setting. The design maintains a harmony with the garden and open fields that border the site, keeping the form long and low to minimise impact on the listed and conservation area settings, whilst maintaining the building line to the road.

The conservation area required a careful and sensitive approach, and so the design incorporates and reinterprets elements of rural Northumberland’s historic agricultural barns. To the south the building sits close to the road whilst the living spaces stretch to the north to make the most of the garden and evening sun, whilst still maintaining privacy with its neighbours.